Ep 747: Greg Laemmle & Raphael Sbarge • Dara Messinger

A new documentary about the Laemmle family and their chain of arthouse cinemas opens this weekend in NYC. It’s called “Only in Theaters” and we have Greg Laemmle & filmmaker Raphael Sbarge. Also, the programmer of DCTV’s new documentary theater called the Firehouse Cinema, Dara Messinger.

A new documentary about the Laemmle family and their chain of arthouse cinemas opens this weekend in NYC. It’s called “Only in Theaters” and we have Greg Laemmle & filmmaker Raphael Sbarge. Also, the programmer of DCTV’s new documentary theater called the Firehouse Cinema, Dara Messinger.

Only in Theaters“, a film by actor/director Raphael Sbarge (Emmy Nominated for directing “LA Foodways,”), is an intimate and moving journey taken with the Laemmle family, spanning nearly three years of challenges, losses, and personal triumphs. There has been a Laemmle in the movie business since there’s been a movie business. Their beloved Arthouse Cinema chain with an astonishing Hollywood legacy has, for four generations, been dedicated to elevating the art of filmmaking and the filmmakers who make them. “Only in Theaters” chronicles a family business, and their determination to survive. But in a changing world this is also a story about the future of Cinema. Interviews with Ava DuVernay, Cameron Crowe, James Ivory, Nicole Holofcener, and others. My guests are director Sbarge and Greg Laemmle. Opens at the IFC Center & New Plaza Cinema on Friday, 1/20.

The Director of Programming & Engagement at DCTV, Dara Messinger, makes her first appearance on Filmwax… though she has been a partner in at least a couple of Filmwax events over the years. The big news is that DCTV has opened a new documentary cinema in their Downtown Manhattan location called the Firehouse Cinema. Dara discusses the opening of the new cinema and some of the programming that is coming up.

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